Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

Leading Behind the Badge

Dates of Events

02/25/2020 through 02/26/2020

Last Updated: 11/27/2019
Instructor(s): James Dodson
Location: Lexington Police Department - 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington, SC 29072
Hotel: Comfort Suites - 325 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
James W. Dodson is a fourth-generation Texas Police Officer with 27 years of service with the Odessa Police Department, serving 92,000 citizens of West Texas. During his service to the community, he rose through the ranks to the position of Police Commander, which he held for 14 years. Commander Dodson had extensive experience in narcotics law enforcement, both as an agent and supervisor. He had over seventeen years of command experience in managing the Internal Affairs function, the Criminal Investigations Bureau, and the Patrol Services Bureau. This experience was in a progressive police department with an authorized strength of over 250 sworn and civilian personnel. Commander Dodson was a state-certified instructor for over 22 years, specializing in the areas of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Police Supervision and Leadership. He has established a continuous proven track record in his commitment to the development of public safety professionals. In June of 2006, he was awarded the Texas Police Association “Wallace Beasley Award” for outstanding contribution to law enforcement training and education.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Leading Behind the Badge:
Integrity-Centered Leadership
 
Course Description:
 
At no time in recorded history has law enforcement been under more public scrutiny and mistrust than today with the advent of the 24 hour television, instant news coverage, the ever present video camera and the internet. In this high-speed digital age, with immediate oversight, the public is increasingly demanding a higher level of transparency in police leadership and operations.
 
Regardless of ones rank and or experience,
“Leading Behind the Badge” is an essential training course for those who wear the badge in public safety and criminal justice. This training addresses the personal leadership development of the person behind the badge and delivers a comprehensive big picture approach to doing the right thing, the right way for the right reason.
 
It is often said that, “
everything rises and falls on leadership.” Today’s public safety and criminal justice agencies need strong leaders at every level of the organization. To meet the demands currently placed on those who serve and protect, leadership must be fostered at every level of the organization and all employees sworn and civilian should be encouraged to act as leaders. It is a well-known and established fact that “you cannot lead others until you can lead yourself.” Much of today’s leadership training focuses on ability and proficiency in one’s profession and often ignores the benefits of developing sound personal leadership principles in our personnel which serve as the foundation on which to build cohesiveness within an organization and enhance other professional development.
 
“Leading Behind the Badge” is about sound human resource development that provides the “winning edge” in employee, staff and organizational development.
 
Course Objective:
 
Public safety and criminal justice professionals encounter, on a daily basis, a myriad of society’s most difficult and demanding challenges. The sound leadership principles and skills taught in this training will provide new, current and future leaders at all levels with a foundation that will allow them to immediately transfer these principles and skills to real-life challenges that they will encounter in both their personal and professional lives.
 
Why Attend:
 
¨  Teaches sound personal leadership skills
¨ Promotes and influences doing the right, noble and constitutional thing
¨ Promotes and encourages self-awareness and self-discipline
¨ Promotes “good faith decision making
¨ Aids in reducing “unethical breakdowns”
¨ Great risk management and legal review
¨ Aids in reducing misconduct, law suits and complaints
¨ Aids leadership in resetting the organizational culture